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3 ways to protect your organization against the insider threat

Monday, October 16, 2017 - 13:49

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you probably know that cyber-attacks are on the rise and hitting businesses hard. Over the past few years, swathes of high-profile attacks have dominated media...

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Which departments house the biggest data-loss dangers?

Friday, September 4, 2015 - 12:02


New research from Clearswift highlights that Finance and HR departments, and the people working in them, represent the biggest information security threat to business.
Nearly half, 48%, of the 500...

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Forefront End of Life: on the backburner

Forefront End of Life: on the backburner… and about to go out

Wednesday, June 24, 2015 - 16:19

By Dr. Guy Bunker @guybunker

A while ago Microsoft announced that Forefront Protection for Exchange is going to be discontinued, and that time is now upon us, as support ends next month. This...

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Who are you?

It’s all about context… Part 2… Who are you?

Friday, June 5, 2015 - 13:37

By Dr. Guy Bunker @guybunker

We need to share information, we need to collaborate – but there is a challenge. The more you share, the more risk you create. It’s a cross between the game Chinese...

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Data Loss Prevention (DLP)

DLP - it's all about context...

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 - 13:05

By Dr. Guy Bunker @guybunker

I was fortunate to be asked to go on the BBC to comment on the security issues surrounding the lapse in security at the Bank of England where an email was sent to the...

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Gone phishing: what’s the best way to educate staff on security?

Monday, March 2, 2015 - 16:33

By Dr. Guy Bunker @guybunker

How do you work out the weakest link in your team? Who is that employee most likely to fall prey to the socially engineered scams that are making billions of pounds...

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The Four Horsemen of the Data Loss Apocalypse

The Four Horsemen of the Data Loss Apocalypse

Friday, January 30, 2015 - 11:00

Cyber security has become a global issue, and a major factor in modern day business practice.

Despite the headlines around national attacks and cyber terrorist groups, a significant threat to an...

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2015 predictions

Are you ready for...

Thursday, January 8, 2015 - 17:16

By Dr. Guy Bunker @guybunker

It seems the last of the festive lights have been taken down and the final crumbs of mince pies swept away, so now we can look forward to the coming year. Already...

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